Urenio Watch Watch: Innovative Cities & Regions

Leading Cities in a World of Disruptive Innovation

This 2017 Global Cities report takes a look at the world’s leading cities as well as those that are likely to become more important on the global stage. It includes the Global Cities Index, which examines cities’ performance, and the Global Cities Outlook, which evaluates their potential. Together, the Index and Outlook present a unique lens on the world’ s largest and most influential cities and those primed to make a strong impact. Continue reading

NESTA CITIE programme reports

As NESTA is wrapping up the CITIE programme (CITy approaches to catalysing Innovation and Entrepreneurship), they share their findings and bring together summaries of the various reports they have published since the project  launched. Their analysis of over 50 global cities has revealed a  rich diversity of approaches to catalysing innovation and entrepreneurship: in other words,  there is no single pathway to success.

Nevertheless, high-performing city governments recognise that new ideas and Continue reading

Innovation and Regional Specialisation in Latin America

The new report of JRC “Innovation and Regional Specialisation in Latin America”  analyses how smart specialisation is implemented in Mexico, Colombia, Peru, Brazil, Chile and Argentina. The study also suggests collaboration  between smart specialisation initiatives in these countries, which together represent a population of over 460 million inhabitants, with EU regions.
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Call for Submissions for ICEIRD 2017 is now open!

International Conference for Entrepreneurship, Innovation and Regional Development (ICEIRD 2017) The call for submissions for the 10th International Conference for Entrepreneurship, Innovation and Regional Development (ICEIRD 2017) is now open. If you are you an academic, a university technology manager, an entrepreneur, a policy-maker, an investor or you represent a business interested in the theory and practice of university-industry links as well as innovation, entrepreneurship, and regional development? Continue reading